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Your pelvic floor muscles might not be something you think about on a daily basis. And yet, they are responsible for important body functions we rely on every day! From providing support for pelvic organs and controlling the bladder to protecting our digestive health and facilitating sexual intercourse, these muscles are called to action multiple times every day.
However, as we age, or after important life events like surgery or childbirth, these muscles might lose tone and lose functionality. When this happens, you might lose control over functions like urinating and passing stools or notice negative effects on your intimacy and relationships.
Luckily, there is a lot that you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and regain control over your life. Have you heard of Kegel exercises? Well, there is something better! Learn more about the Emsella pelvic floor strengthening treatment in this guide by the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America.
What Is The Emsella Kegel Chair?
Certain life events can take a toll on our pelvic floor muscles. For example, strenuous vaginal childbirth, a pelvic injury, surgery, menopause, and weight gain can weaken the pelvic floor muscles. If left untreated, this weakness can worsen as we age, leading to long-term issues such as constipation, incontinence, and inability to feel and control the pelvic muscles.
So, how can you prevent this from happening? In the late 1940s, American gynecologist Dr. Arnold H. Kegel invented what are today known as Kegel exercises: exercises and contractions that can help men and women strengthen their pelvic muscles and regain control over essential body functions.
But over the past 80 years, a lot has changed! While practicing Kegel exercises on a daily basis can’t hurt, a Kegel chair like Emsella can help you obtain better results in a fraction of the time and jumpstart your journey towards recovery.
What Can Emsella Be Used For?
Emsella treatment—just like Kegel exercises—is recommended for women who are struggling with an overactive bladder or stress urinary incontinence (bladder leakage that occurs when you cough, sneeze, laugh, etc.). Additionally, while the Kegel chair is an effective incontinence treatment, using the Emsella chair for pelvic prolapse and vaginal laxity can also offer great results.
In any case, the chair is designed to help those people who have partly lost control over their pelvic muscles due to childbirth, menopause, weight gain, injury, or surgery.
How Does Emsella Work?
The Emsella chair treatment is simple and straightforward—still, your specialist at the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America will answer all of your questions before the first session!
You’ll get started by sitting on the Emsella chair—fully clothed, of course! While sitting on the Kegel chair for 30 minutes, the machine will stimulate the pelvic floor through High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology. This stimulation will trigger a reaction from the muscles and produce over 11,000 pelvic floor contractions—which equals 11,000 Kegel exercises.
These contractions—which are key to strengthening the pelvic floor—aren’t painful, and you can keep up a conversation, read a magazine, or get lost in your favorite book during treatment.
The Benefits of Emsella Treatment for Pelvic Floor Strengthening
Emsella offers more than one advantage that makes it the go-to treatment for all women suffering from weakened, tight, or injured pelvic floor muscles. Benefits include:
- Non-invasive and simple to perform: all you will need to do is take a seat on a chair for 30 minutes.
- Comfortable: While women feel a tingling and tugging sensation during treatment, the therapy isn’t painful and it comes with no downtime.
- Long-lasting relief: Emsella results last for six months or longer—especially if you keep up with a Kegel exercise routine at home!
- Improved quality of life: You’ll notice easier bowel movements, reduced constipation, relief from incontinence, and a more pleasurable sex life.
At the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, we recommend starting with an intense phase of two treatments per week for three weeks, before moving on to a maintenance phase of one session every few months. However, every person is different, and we are ready to create a treatment plan around your specific needs and goals.
Find a Trusted Specialist and Start Your Treatment Today
Dealing with weakened pelvic floor muscles can be life-altering and affect most aspects of your everyday activities. At the Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, we understand the importance of finding help from a team of compassionate and specialized experts. Get in touch with our pelvic floor strengthening specialist and start your journey towards a better quality of life!
Endometriosis Treatment Center of America: Emsella Pelvic Floor Strengthening in Metro Detroit
At Endometriosis Treatment Center of America, we’re here to help women reclaim their lives from the life-altering symptoms of endometriosis, incontinence, and so much more. If your quality of life is diminished by a leaking bladder, pelvic pain, pain with intimacy, or other reproductive issues, request an appointment today to start your journey to wellness. With two convenient locations in Birmingham, MI, and Lake Orion, MI, we’re here to serve you.